Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The skills and techniques employed by spies.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The art or practices of a spy; the act or practice of spying.

Etymologies

spy + craft (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • PROS: The spycraft is dead-on, the settings and era are completely immersive and convincing, the jokes are funny and the action is taut.

    REVIEW: Not Less Than Gods and The Women of Nell Gwynne's by Kage Baker

  • Tenet had developed an understanding of the importance of human intelligence, HUMINT in spycraft ...

    Aural History

  • As SF Signal notes, “The spycraft is dead-on, the settings and era are completely immersive and convincing, the jokes are funny and the action is taut … Fans of the Company novels will delight in learning more about Bell-Fairfax and his mysterious spymasters, and readers unfamiliar with Baker’s work will find this an excellent place to begin.”

    Subterranean Press » 2010 » January

  • Here’s the short version: “The spycraft is dead-on, the settings and era are completely immersive and convincing, the jokes are funny and the action is taut … Fans of the Company novels will delight in learning more about Bell-Fairfax and his mysterious spymasters, and readers unfamiliar with Baker’s work will find this an excellent place to begin.”

    Subterranean Press » 2009 » September

  • It also seems to contain lots of "spycraft"..by that I mean lots of technical details that make the assassin and of course, the author look like a real professional.

    Archive 2010-05-01

  • ÂÂIt even givesÂa more modern (“realistic,” though I’m not sure it’s any closer to reality) take on spycraft which is quite fun.

    Review: Rapid Fire Reviews - Stale Candy Edition! | Major Spoilers - Comic Book Reviews and News

  • "spycraft," and he's never worked in the intel bureaucracy or, for that matter, in foreign policy or national security.

    The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan

  • A behind-the-scenes tale of intrigue, spycraft, and betrayal.

    The Snatchback

  • The runaway success of 007 demanded that Fleming's saturnalia of sex, genocidal villains and Cold War spycraft be continued by a capable literary ventriloquist.

    You Only Live About 23 Times

  • All his spycraft, sneaking and superspy gear and all were thwarted one after the other.

    Genre Thought: Seduction in RPGs « Geek Related

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